Saturday, July 30, 2016

Cover Reveal ~ Wide Open Spaces by Author Renee Stevens! #gayromance #StatesOfLove #lgbt




COVER REVEAL

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Maria Fanning

Pre-order Release Date: 7/28/2016
Official Release Date: 8/31/2016

Genre: Contemporary
Series: States of Love
Length: 35,659 Words
Rating: Adult/Mature

Blurb


Devon fled Wyoming as soon as he turned eighteen, leaving behind his high school love, Levi. After six years in the big city, Devon returns to his hometown. Not much has changed, except that Levi is no longer in the closet. He’s also single and living his dream—managing the local wild horse population. Both of them are very interested in picking up where they left off, but Devon is no more ready to reveal his orientation than he was as a teenager.

No one is going to shove Levi back in the closet—not even Devon. For a relationship to work, they’ll have to put the past behind them and find the courage to face the future as who they really are—a couple in love. But Devon doesn’t know if he’s strong enough. Maybe Levi would be better off without him—and his hang-ups.  

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.
 

Excerpt


Devon sank down on his couch as exhaustion swamped him. Most of it was from moving in, but the change in elevation didn’t help. He’d gotten used to being closer to sea level, so going back to the dry air at over six thousand feet was going to take some getting used to.

Bloody noses had become the norm while he stayed with Blake. Devon didn’t want to deal with them repeatedly and considered getting a humidifier until he managed to acclimate.

He looked around his living room. Boxes were scattered everywhere, and he should be unpacking, but he was too tired. At least he hadn’t had to carry everything in himself. Blake, Travis, and Seth were waiting for him when he pulled into the apartment complex. They shrugged off his objections and insisted they had nothing better to do. Devon appreciated it, but he wasn’t comfortable around them anymore. He managed to be a proper host, but damn, he was glad they left after a couple beers each. They made noise about getting together again soon, but Devon had used getting settled in as an excuse to keep from committing to anything.

He stood and wandered into his small kitchen. He didn’t bother opening the fridge or any of the cupboards. He knew they were empty. His stomach growled, reminding him he hadn’t eaten for a while. Devon dug his keys out of his pocket and headed for the door. He’d get something to eat and then maybe stop at the store to pick up a few staples. Paper plates, sandwich fixings, some chips, and he’d be good for a couple of days. At least it would give him time to get a few things—like pots and pans—unpacked. Then he could do a full grocery shop.

An hour later he was comfortably full from a greasy burger, fries, and a shake. He’d never eaten a lot of fast food, but he had few other options. He headed to Walmart, determined to stick to his list of sandwich stuff and maybe some eggs. Surely he could dig out some pans before the food expired. He headed to the chips first and scanned for the familiar bag of Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles. They were his all-time favorite, though he also knew he’d want something else after a day or two. So he grabbed a couple of other bags and headed for the eggs and then the freezer aisle.

Sandwiches and chips would get old fast. He found some frozen breakfast sandwiches he could microwave, tossed them in the cart, and moved on. Frozen lasagna quickly joined the few other items in his cart, followed by some potpies, a few TV dinners, and a bag of chimichangas. So what if he wasn’t sticking to his mental list?

He was more focused on getting groceries for the next few days than on the people around him.

“Devon.”

He froze when a familiar voice spoke his name. He closed his eyes briefly, ducked his head, and steeled himself. He knew it would happen eventually, when he found out Levi still lived there. He thought he’d have more time to prepare. He swallowed—hard—and turned to face the man who had at one time meant everything to him. The man he’d risked being found out for. He lifted his head and gazed into the moss-colored eyes.

“Levi.”

About the Author


Renee Stevens first started writing in her teens but didn’t get serious about being an author until her mid-twenties. Since then she’s written a number of contemporary stories, as well as delved into the paranormal. When not writing, or spending time in the outdoors, Renee can usually be found working on GayAuthors.org in her capacity of Admin, Blog Coordinator, and Anthology Coordinator.

Renee resides in Wyoming with her wonderfully supportive husband and a menagerie of four-legged critters. Making the most of the nearly constant negative temperatures and mounds of snow, Renee spends much of the winter months in hibernation with her laptop, the voices in her head keeping her company while her husband works.

When she needs a break from writing, Renee takes to the sewing machine to design, and make, beautiful quilts. When the snow finally disappears, usually around May or June, Renee can be found in the great-outdoors. She spends her time on the mountain, at the lake, and just anywhere that she can do some camping, take some photos, and ride the four-wheelers with her hubby. Once back at home, it’s back to writing.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Playing Rough for Seductive Studs ~ #SedStuds #gay #BDSM #romance

I'm in the middle of working on Bondage Play, the follow up to Role Play, so for this week's Seductive Studs, I thought I'd share a snippet from that one. Be sure to scroll to the bottom after the snippet to find the links for the other participating blogs.

In this scene, Terry and Phil have reunited as lovers after three years apart, and Phil has introduced Terry to BDSM and D/s. They're still at the beginning stages, but Terry really wants one specific fantasy fulfilled, and this is a few paragraphs from the section leading up to that:

As bad as his nerves were, his raging erections leading up to their scene had almost been worse. After one quick sanctioned hand job with Phil watching, Phil had finally put Terry in a cock cage. The light, plastic object of the devil had been locked onto his junk, and truthfully, had been the weirdest experience of his life. I bet I’ll be adding to that list rather often. Since it had aeration and a pee-hole, Phil had said he had to wear it right up until it was time to get ready for their scene.

His fly remained open so that once he’d buttoned up the black silk shirt they’d purchased especially for the night, he could tuck it in smoothly. Phil had also picked him up a leather vest to wear over the otherwise vanilla ensemble. His fingers noticeably trembled and he took in slow, steady breaths, willing himself to calm down.

Phil had removed the cage earlier then left. Terry was supposed to drive himself to Gerard’s, but beyond that, it was all a mystery as to what would actually happen once he got there. The list had included the things that Terry wanted to happen, and a few things he didn’t. Genuine, hospital-worthy injuries were off the table, and either one of them could safeword at any time if the scene got too intense.

Terry glanced at the round mirror over the Art Deco dresser in their bedroom as he ran his fingers through the wavy strands of his hair. It was a good length. Plenty enough to grab hold of and yank. He swallowed, pressing the heel of his hand against his hardening length until it hurt. The last thing he needed was to shoot in his pants before he’d ever even left the house.
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You can pick up your copy of Role Play at Amazon for 99 cents or free on KU

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Live For Love (All Cocks Story) Blog Tour & Giveaway! #lgbt #mmromance #AllCocksStories @TTCBooksandmore

Join me in welcoming the latest book in the All Cocks Series, Live for Love. 


Live for Love, An All Cocks story book 5 
Beauregard Boudreaux is a native of New Orleans Louisiana, born and raised there, he never thought he would ever stray far from home. The untimely death of his first love left Beau lost, adrift, looking for a place as far away from the pain as possible. Initially, he came to New York to visit a friend, the city growing on him, so he decided to stay. His law degree comes in handy at the LGBT Center he runs, but his bar is his baby.

William Richards grew up in Chicago, his family oddly normal and very accepting of his sexuality. Modeling paid the bills, gigs across the country as a model, male entertainer and a personal trainer giving him the opportunity to see the world. He hasn’t experienced loss or pain as Beau has, the common denominator between them is the loneliness. As All Cocks big, brooding bottom Connor, William has found friendship, family and an outlet for his craving to be more submissive than men of his size and stature usually are.

The two men are perfect for each other, their tastes and lives align and the writing seems to be on the wall. But Beau has a secret he shares with a choice few, a secret that not only threatens to keep them apart, it’s deadly. Determined to keep a wall between himself and William, Beau fights the attraction, pushes William away every time he steps closer. Can one man’s determination and strength be enough to tear down a wall that holds back decades of pain and darkness? And if he can, will either of them survive the flood?

Disclaimer: This book is the fictional story of a man living with HIV. I have put a lot of time and effort into presenting this story as true to fact as possible, without going into gory or gruesome detail. If this subject is a trigger for you, you may want to skip this read. But my hope is that you give Beau a chance to capture your heart as he has mine, and William’s.
 



Follow the tour!
Live for Love blog tour schedule:

July 1st
Multitasking Momma – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 1
Sik Reviews – Review w/Spotlight
Love Bytes – Spotlight w/Guest Post (The story behind the story)

July 2nd
Happily Ever Chapter – Review w/Spotlight
Making It Happen – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 2
Cathy Brockman Romance – Review w/Song & Scene
Foxylutely – Review w/Author Q&A Part I

July 3rd
Bike Book Reviews – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 3
The O’Raven Chronicles – Spotlight only

July 4th
Wicked Faeri's Tales andReviews – Review w/Song & Scene
All In One Place – Review w/Spotlight
Triple A – Spotlight w/Author Q&A Part II
Gay Media Reviews – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 4
Big Gay Fiction Podcast – Live Interview

July 5th
MM Books Escape – Review w/Dream Cast
Jessie G Books – Spotlight only
Divine Magazine – Spotlight w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 5
Purple Rose Teahouse – Spotlight
MM Good Book Reviews – Review w/Spotlight

July 6th
Bayou Book Junkie – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 6
Smashingly Bookalicous – Review w/Spotlight
Diverse Reader – Review w/Guest Post (This or That)
Molly Lolly – Review w/Spotlight
Open Skye – Review w/Playlist

July 7th
Two Book Pushers – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 7
Inked Rainbow Reads – Review w/Spotlight
Prism Book Alliance – Review w/Author Q&A Part III
Sinfully Gay Romance – Guest Post only (Would you Rather)

You'll notice above that there is an Exclusive Excerpt everyday split over 7 blogs. This is an entire chapter in the book that I've split over 7 of the blogs hosting. So, if you want to read the entire chapter, you'll have to visit each blog to do so. Or, you could just buy a copy ;)

Also, there is a 3 part Author Q&A. Again, to read each part, you'll have to follow the tour. 








A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!


Author links: Amazon || ARe || Smashwords || Website || Facebook || Twitter 

Other books in the All Cocks series...


Gay for Pay - Book 1



Fame and Fortune - Book 2

How to Deal - Book 3
 Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DEB&N | ARe | Smashwords 

Dare to Hope - Book 4
 Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon AU | ARe | Smashwords



Grand Prize
*US only shipping* 
NOH8 tote bag full of William and Beau goodies!
A signed paperback copy of Live for Love (signed by the Author and the cover model), one of Beau's favorite T-shirts (Size L or XL), a Grown up swear word coloring book with glitter markers (compliments of Beauregard Boudreaux), a bracelet like the one William gives Beau, some fleur de lis magnets and a Live for Love magnet.

Runner Up Prize
*US only shipping*
An All cocks mouse pad with a complimentary All Cocks goodie box! 
(All Cocks magnet, Live for Love magnet, All Cocks soap, All Cocks keychain, All Cocks chapstix and a fan to help cool you off after you read Live for Love).

Keep in mind, if you are International you can purchase any of the All Cocks stories books in paperback from either Amazon or Createspace then email me and I'll mail you a signed 'book plate' for your book to make it a certified signed copy. 
(tammystwocents@gmail.com)


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Monday, June 20, 2016

Strict Consequences for Seductive Studs #gay #BDSM #romance #teaser #NSFW

Hey everyone - with all the excitement surrounding the Rockin'; books, I fogot about poor, lonely Strict Consequences. That's the shorty that's in the His Rules anthology. If you've been waiting to grab it when it was out on it's pwn, apparently you can do that this coming Tuesday! So for this week's Seductive Studs, I'm including a snippet from Garson and Jarvis' story:

Jarvis gave Garson a sideways glance before quickly returning his eyes to the road. Dark wavy hair, heavily lashed brown eyes, pale skin, lean but fit body, Clark Kent glasses and an unashamed pain slut—it all added up to Garson Harrisburg, Jarvis’ own personal wet dream. It was entirely possible that he was in love with the reserved, bookish and unbelievably sexy motherfucker. He just needed to get him alone and talking for long enough to know for sure, to make certain it wasn’t only the mystery that had him so entranced. Whenever Garson submitted so gorgeously to him, shed the uptight teacher and became the sensual wanton, it tightened the web Garson had already woven around Jarvis’ heart.

“We have a few late-night options on the way to my home that are good. What type of food do you enjoy?”

The tension in the car was palpable. At least on Garson’s end. Jarvis had felt like running a victory lap once he’d gotten Garson to agree to go with him.

“Whatever you’d prefer, Sir.”

“Nope. We’re not doing it that way. This is part of me getting to know you. I need an answer, boy.”

The silence stretched on. Jarvis was about to give Garson a warning when he spoke up.

“I’d like to keep it light this time of night and before we do a scene. If you know of a place that serves fresh soups or salads, I’d be fine with that.”

“I do, as it turns out. It’s one of my favorite restaurants. Do you typically eat light?”

Jarvis held back a smile. He wanted to draw Garson out of his shell but didn’t want to temper Garson’s responses by giving any indicators as to his own opinion.

“Later in the day, yes. But I don’t eat a lot of heavy foods or too many carbs. I find it tends to muddy my focus, bring my energy down.”

“Hmm. Smart. I’m similar, but I do like steak, burgers, a more protein-heavy diet.”

Garson nodded, a crease on his brow as if Jarvis had just made some grand revelation. “Yes, I imagine you would. You couldn’t support your bulk otherwise.”

Jarvis tried very hard, but the snort escaped anyway. Another sideways glance caught Garson with his hand to his forehead as if he’d taken ill.

“Forgive me, Sir. I don’t… I’m not very socially adept. I didn’t intend for that to sound so insulting. All I meant was that you’re…” Garson cleared his throat. “That you have an impressive physique, large muscles. Salad wouldn’t create that.”

“It most certainly wouldn’t. Thank you for appreciating my…physique.” Jarvis loved the way Garson spoke. It made it that much more thrilling when he could get him to fly in a scene. “And, Garson? Until we get to my dungeon, I’d prefer that we use each other’s first names.”

Jarvis chanced a peek at Garson’s reaction. Yup. Just as I thought. He appeared panicked, his hands twisting in his lap as he chewed on his lip. Garson had no issues with exposing his hole, begging to have large objects stuffed up his ass, thanking Jarvis for whipping him to the point that he was bruised and covered with welts, but referring to each other by first name? As if they were friends? He acted as if he might faint over such a thing.

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Look for more of Garson and Jarvis' story on Tuesday, but in the meantime, why not try out some other seductive blogs?



Friday, June 17, 2016

Rockin' the Alternative *F*R*E*E June 17th - 21st! #gay #lgbt #free #romance

Woo-hoo! Rockin' the Alternative, the prequel to Rockin' it Forever, is now free on Amazon for a few days only. Read how Bryan and Aubrey met before they began their journey to their ever-after in Rockin' it Forever. Pick up your free copy HERE

Get the rest of the story in Rockin' it Forever:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance
Pride Publishing
Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Rockin' it Forever Out Now! Blog Tour June 14th-30th #giveaway #gay #bisexual #romance @TTCBooksandMore

Rockin' it Forever, Bryan and Aubrey's happily-ever-after is finally here *grin* This one truly is my baby, and to celebrate, I have a crazy awesome blog tour over the next couple of weeks hosted by the amazing TTC Books and More. Here's a list of the prizes up for grabs:

Grand Prize - Rockin’ it Gift Basket including: 
Signed paperback copy of Rockin’ it Forever, Skull Candy ear buds, a $30 Spotify gift card, a Falling in Stereo Concert T-shirt (made to order for your size), a music speaks necklace, Mosh Potatoes – a rock ‘n’ roll cookbook and a Rockin’ it Forever canvas messenger bag.


2nd prize: Signed paperback of Rockin’ it Forever, $10 iTunes gift card and 
Falling in Stereo concert T-shirt.
3rd prize: Signed rack card, Morticia Knight pen, 2017 calendar magnet.

Follow along on the tour for multiple chances to win. Here's the schedule:


June 14th
La Quette – Spotlight only
3 Chicks After Dark – Spotlight only w/Excerpt

June 15th
Bike Book Reviews – Review w/Spotlight
Molly Lolly – Spotlight only

June 16th
Gay Book Reviews – Review w/Spotlight

June 17th
Divine Magazine – Spotlight w/Character Bio Bryan

June 18th
MM Book Escape – Spotlight only
Foxylutely – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt 4

June 19th
LE Franks – Spotlight w/LE’s quirky Author Q&A

June 20th
The Novel Approach – Spotlight only w/Character Bio Aubrey

June 21st
Purple Rose Teahouse – Spotlight only w/Exclusive Excerpt 3
V’s Reads – Review w/PG 13 Excerpt


June 22nd
Wicked Fairy Tales andReviews – Review w/Excerpt

June 23rd
Happily Ever Chapter – Spotlight only w/Excerpt
Cathy Brockman – Review w/Playlist

June 24th
Jessie G Books – Review w/Author top 10 favorite rock bands
GGR - Spotlight

June 25th
TTC Books and more – Review w/Dream Cast

June 26th
The O’Raven Chronicles – Spotlight only

June 27th
Love Bytes – The Making of a Fictional Rock Star

June 28th
AE Via – Spotlight w/Q&A part 2

June 29th
MM Good Book Reviews – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt 2
Prism Book Alliance – Spotlight only w/Q&A part 3

June 30th
Bayou Book Junkie – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt 1
AO Chika Book Blog – Review w/Excerpt

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Blurb
Can the touch of a rock god last forever?

Music journalist Bryan Gallagher’s life has changed forever in an unexpected way. Not only has he snagged a dream assignment as the memoirist to alternative music’s rock superstar, Aubrey King, but he’s also promised to give the beautiful and enigmatic musician a chance for them to forge a relationship. It’s all very overwhelming for Bryan since up until he spent a sexually charged day and night with Aubrey, Bryan has never even dreamed of being with a man.

Aubrey is completely smitten with the boyishly handsome, young rock writer, Bryan. After their instant spark grows into something more, Aubrey is desperate to keep Bryan by his side for always. He’s promised Bryan that their love is for real, that Bryan isn’t simply one of his rock star conquests.

Their road isn’t an easy one. Despite their deepening bond and growing need for each other, other factors intrude. Neither Aubrey nor Bryan are ready to come out, and their relationship needs to remain a carefully guarded secret. In addition, Aubrey has to answer to the demands of his profession and Bryan has to traverse the shifting waters between his personal and business relationship with his famous lover.

Then a secret is revealed and everything in their joint world implodes. When a love is so strong that two men can barely take a breath without thinking of the other, will that be enough to bridge the loss of trust? The only way they can rock their love forever is if Aubrey can reach Bryan before it’s too late.


Exclusive Excerpt

“It’s… It’s Aubrey.”
Bryan sucked in a sharp breath.
“Please don’t hang up on me until I’ve had a chance to at least apologize.”
Bryan’s throat was about to close off, but he managed to keep it open. “Okay.”
He didn’t want to give Aubrey any indicators as to how he felt about things. All he wanted was Aubrey’s uncensored explanation.
“Obviously, you’re right. I’m a complete asshole.”
Bryan maintained an even tone. “I didn’t say you were an asshole. I said you were being an asshole. It’s not the same thing.”
“Oh.”
Their conversation paused, but Bryan could hear Aubrey’s elevated breathing.
“I’m so fucking sorry, Bry. Like, unbelievably sorry. You’re the last person who I’d ever knowingly hurt and, man, I can’t believe how badly I acted. I swear, I’m not usually like that. I mean, I’m a brat like I told you, self-involved to be sure. Vain. Insecure.” He let out a loud sigh. “Jesus. I sound like a real catch. Everyone should definitely be lining up for a piece of that.”
“Aubrey, don’t.”
“I just want you to believe me when I tell you I don’t throw big fits like that. I don’t rage and get out of control. Say horrible things I don’t mean.”
“Except when you were on tour with Falling.”
There was another pause. “Actually, I meant those things. Jimmy?”
“Don’t get mad at him, Aubrey. I prodded. Had to know what I might be up against.” Bryan needed to make Aubrey understand that he wasn’t entirely off the hook yet. “If there were hard decisions I had to make.”
“Please, Bry.” A fearful plea echoed in Aubrey’s voice. “Don’t give up on me yet.”
“Then tell me what all that shit with Chuck was about.”
Even though he thought he could guess, he also wanted to discuss why Aubrey had flipped out when Bryan had said they weren’t in love, but figured he should save it until they‘d worked out the other stuff first.
“Okay. But in person. I can’t talk about it over the phone. It’s hard enough as it is. That was an awful time for me, Bry. Really, really awful.”
The anguish in Aubrey’s voice tugged at Bryan’s heart. He remembered the parts Jimmy had shared where Aubrey had been mocked by the other band members for being gay, how he’d been treated like shit when it was obvious to Bryan and probably most of the world that the band wouldn’t have enjoyed the success it had without Aubrey.
Ungrateful assholes.
He softened his tone. “The little bit Jimmy told me about how the band treated you was inexcusable. They had no right.”
“Maybe not. But it didn’t change the outcome. I left the band, let it all go to hell because of it. They thought I was being vindictive, but it wasn’t that. I’d stopped caring about the music. I was like a robot every night. Performing like a trained monkey, not caring if I gave the fans what they wanted, not caring any longer if it was real. I left the band to save my fucking soul, Bry. I couldn’t do it anymore.”
“I’m sorry you had to go through that, Aubrey. I really am. No one deserves to be treated that way. They only ruined it for themselves. And you’ll make it up to the fans this time around because you won’t be mired in their negativity.”
“Yeah?” Aubrey’s voice was so small, like a wounded child.
“Yeah.” Bryan cleared his throat. “But I think we need some sleep tonight, a chance to think things through before we talk about Chuck and that other stuff.”
“Oh. You’re not coming back?”
“Not tonight, Aubrey. We need a moment. At least I do.”
“I understand.” Aubrey didn’t sound as if he understood at all. It had come across more like he was fighting to be brave. “Are you okay where you’re at? You don’t have any of your things.”
Bryan smiled. Aubrey might be self-involved, but he’d shown Bryan many times how much Bryan’s needs genuinely concerned him, that he gave it real thought.
Like the Keurig.
“I’m okay, Aubrey, thank you. Jimmy took me to pick up some necessities before dropping me off at the hotel.”
“If you need anything, I can get a driver to bring it over. Your laptop’s here. I feel really bad about that.”
Bryan had gone from wanting to maintain some distance from Aubrey to wanting to hold him close within a short span of time.
“Don’t worry about it. I’m fine for tonight. I wouldn’t be able to get anything done anyway.”
“For tonight?” Worry permeated Aubrey’s voice.
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